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news:index [2019-02-01 08:39]
Ulrike Diebold
news:index [2019-08-22 16:23] (current)
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A diary of some remarkable events at the IAP and beyond … A diary of some remarkable events at the IAP and beyond …
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 +===== Slow electrons for cancer treatment =====
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 +{{ :atomic:schwestka_bild.jpg?200|Janine Schwestka}}
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 +2019-Aug-19
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 +Ion beam radiation therapy uses complicated atomic-physical effects to fight cancer cells. Janine Schwestka and co-workers have now identified a new mechanism that directly emitts low energy electrons, which are very effective in destroying cancer cells.
 +An effect that has received little attention in this context plays an important role, the so-called "Interatomic Coulomb Decay" (ICD). The result has now been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
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 +[[https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01774|Link to original publication in J.Phys.Chem.Lett.]],
 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/langsame-elektronen-gegen-den-krebs/|Press release of TU Wien (in German)]], [[https://www.tuwien.at/en/tu-wien/news/news-articles/news/slow-electrons-to-combat-cancer/|Press release of TU Wien (in English)]]
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 +===== Prize of the City of Vienna 2019 goes to Ulrike Diebold =====
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 +{{ :news:ulrike_diebold.jpg?200|Ulrike Diebold}}
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 +2019-Aug-12
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 +Every year the city of Vienna awards nine prize-winners for their life's work in arts, culture and sciences.
 +In 2019 the Prize of the City of Vienna (endowed with 10,000 Euros each) for Science goes to Prof. Ulrike Diebold from our Institute of Applied Physics.
 +Congratulations Ulrike!
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 +[[https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190812_OTS0045/preise-der-stadt-wien-2019|Press release of the city of Vienna (in German)]].
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 +===== START Prize awarded to Richard Wilhelm =====
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 +{{  :news:richard_wilhelm.jpg?200|Richard Wilhelm}}
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 +  * Richard Wilhelm of the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Research Division]] of IAP has received the [[wp>Start-Preis|START Prize]], the highest Austrian award for outstanding young researchers. Congratulations! The prize money will enable him to build the world's first ultrafast ion source at TU Wien within the next six years. With now four START awardees, one [[wp>Wittgenstein-Preis|Wittgenstein]] laureate, and two recipients of [[wp>European Research Council|ERC grants]], Richard also makes our institute one of the most successful institutions in this respect!
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/start-preis-fuer-richard-wilhelm/|TU press release (German)]]
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 +===== "Best Lecture Award 2019" =====
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 +  * It already seems to be some kind of tradition. For the third time in a row (after 2017 & 2018), the Institute of Applied Physics won the Best Lecture Award of the Faculty of Physics of the TU Vienna in 2019. The prize, which honors outstanding achievements in teaching, goes to the "VU Grundlagen der Physik Ia und Ib". Congratulations to all lecturers (Aumayr, Werner, Müller, Laimer, Wilhelm, Brameshuber, Gebeshuber, Mittendorfer, Schmid, Mohn, Setvin, Parkinson, Sponar, Kluck, Ingerle & Gugler). [[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/ausgezeichnete-lehre-best-teaching-awards-zum-dritten-mal-verliehen/|(read more)]].
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 +===== Senior Scientist Michele Riva ======
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 +2019-Apr-15
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 +  * Michele Riva assumes his new duties as senior scientist.  He will spearhead our efforts in the epitaxial growth of complex metal oxides, and support the surface physics group and IAP. Congratulations, Michele! 
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 +===== NEW CANON iR-ADV C5535i printer=====
 +  * We changed the Canon Printer you can still print with the old driver. For better Colour and all possible settings please install the optimal driver. See installation guide [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/protected/iap/installprinter]]
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 +===== First "Peter Varga 3S-Poster Prize" awarded  ======
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 +{{  :news:p.varga_poster_prize_2019.jpg?200|Ales Cahlik}}
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 +  * At this year's 3S*19 workshop in Baqueira-Beret (Spain), the 3S-Poster Award, named after our recently deceased colleague Peter Varga, was awarded for the first time. The trophy went to Ales Cahlik from the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (1st person left) for his poster “Observation of electronic end-states in hydrogen-bonded organic 1D molecular chains on Au(111)”
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 +===== "DerStandard" features fusion research at TU Wien  ======
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 +{{  :atomic:derstandard_interview.jpg?200|DerStandard}}
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 +  * In today's Austrian newspaper DerStandard Fritz Aumayr gives an interview on the prospects and difficulties of international fusion research, the Austrian participation in EUROfusion and in particular the contributions from TU Wien towards the realisation of fusion as a future energy source.
 +Read the {{:atomic:fusion_standard_interview_20022019.pdf|full article}} (in German).
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===== TU Ball 2019  ====== ===== TU Ball 2019  ======
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2019-Jan-31 2019-Jan-31
-* Our university's social highlight of the year is the [[http://www.tu-ball.at/en/|ball]] in the formidable [[https://www.hofburg-wien.at/|Wiener Hofburg]], the emperor's palace.  Many IAP member attend. Some of us gather at midnight, getting ready to dance the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcG6OzEDO_c|Fledermaus Quadrille]].+  * Our university's social highlight of the year is the [[http://www.tu-ball.at/en/|ball]] in the formidable [[https://www.hofburg-wien.at/|Wiener Hofburg]], the emperor's palace.  Many IAP member attend. Some of us gather at midnight, getting ready to dance the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcG6OzEDO_c|Fledermaus Quadrille]].
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===== Christiana Hörbiger Prize for Paul Szabo!  ====== ===== Christiana Hörbiger Prize for Paul Szabo!  ======
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2019-Jan-25 2019-Jan-25
-* Paul Szabo, member of the the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] of IAP, has received the Christiana HÖRBIGER Prize.  +  * Paul Szabo, member of the the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] of IAP, has received the Christiana HÖRBIGER Prize. The prize serves to promote the international mobility of young scientists. Congratulations!
-The prize serves to promote the international mobility of young scientists.  +
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2019-Jan-10 2019-Jan-10
-  * Together with [[https://homepage.univie.ac.at/cesare.franchini/|colleagues at the University of Vienna, Michele Reticcioli and Cesare Franchini]], the Surface Physics group has found that polarons can localise on CO molecules adsorbed on TiO<sub>2</sub>(110).  The editors of Physical Review Letters have selected this work as 'editor's choice'. +  * Together with [[https://homepage.univie.ac.at/cesare.franchini/|colleagues at the University of Vienna, Michele Reticcioli and Cesare Franchini]], the Surface Physics group has found that polarons can localise on CO molecules adsorbed on TiO<sub>2</sub>(110).  The editors of Physical Review Letters have selected this work as 'editor's choice'.\\ \\ The article: Reticcioli et al., [[https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.016805|Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 016805 (2019)]] ⋅ [[https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05859|arXiv:1807.05859]]
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-The article: Reticcioli et al., [[https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.016805|Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 016805 (2019)]] ⋅ [[https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05859|arXiv:1807.05859]]+
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2018-Oct-27 2018-Oct-27
-  * With great sadness we announce that our colleague [[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]] has passed on October 27, 2018.  Peter Varga was deeply invested in TU Wien and the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), and he was a major force in shaping our institute into one of the world's leading centers of surface physics.  +  * With great sadness we announce that our colleague [[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]] has passed on October 27, 2018.  Peter Varga was deeply invested in TU Wien and the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), and he was a major force in shaping our institute into one of the world's leading centers of surface physics. \\ His funeral took place on November 5, 2018 in Maria Enzersdorf (Romantikerfriedhof, Grenzgasse 7).\\ The Institute of Applied Physics mourns the loss of a long-time colleague and a good friend!
-His funeral took place on November 5, 2018 in Maria Enzersdorf (Romantikerfriedhof, Grenzgasse 7). +
-The Institute of Applied Physics mourns the loss of a long-time colleague and a good friend!+
[[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]]: {{:news:peter_varga_obituary.pdf|Obituary}}, {{:news:peter_varga_nachruf.pdf|Nachruf}}, {{:news:cv_varga.pdf|curriculum vitae}}, {{:news:publications_peter_varga.pdf|List of Publications}}. [[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]]: {{:news:peter_varga_obituary.pdf|Obituary}}, {{:news:peter_varga_nachruf.pdf|Nachruf}}, {{:news:cv_varga.pdf|curriculum vitae}}, {{:news:publications_peter_varga.pdf|List of Publications}}.
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2018-June-29 2018-June-29
-* For his contribution to "the understanding of highly charged ions and their interactions with solid surfaces" Richard Wilhelm from the [[atomic/group/aumayr/|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] has been honored with this year’s IBMM Prize. The International Advisory Committee of the International  +  * For his contribution to "the understanding of highly charged ions and their interactions with solid surfaces" Richard Wilhelm from the [[atomic/group/aumayr/|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] has been honored with this year’s IBMM Prize. The International Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Material (IBMM) awards this prize biennially to an early career researcher (up to 7 years since PhD) who has made an outstanding contribution to the ion-beam-modification field. \\ The competition for this year’s prize was particularly strong, so we are justly proud of Richard's achievements. As the winner of the IBMM Prize Richard not only received a cash award but also gave an invited talk at the IBMM conference this week in San Antonio Texas. Congratulations Richard!
-Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Material (IBMM) awards this prize biennially  +
-to an early career researcher (up to 7 years since PhD)  +
-who has made an outstanding contribution to the ion-beam-modification field.  +
-The competition for this year’s prize was particularly strong, so we are justly proud  +
-of Richard's achievements. As the winner of the IBMM Prize Richard not only received a cash award  +
-but also gave an invited  +
-talk at the IBMM conference this week in San Antonio Texas. Congratulations Richard!+
[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126055/|TU Wien News (in German)]] [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126055/|TU Wien News (in German)]]
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2018-June-27 2018-June-27
-* Today Markus Valtiner gave his long-awaited inaugural lecture at the TU Vienna. The audience (among them vice rector Fröhlich, the deans Burgdörfer and Danninger as well as colleagues of the faculties of physics and chemistry, representatives of industry, students, friends and family) got an entertaining insight into the world of corrosion and liquid-solid interfaces, supported by practical demonstrations.+  * Today Markus Valtiner gave his long-awaited inaugural lecture at the TU Vienna. The audience (among them vice rector Fröhlich, the deans Burgdörfer and Danninger as well as colleagues of the faculties of physics and chemistry, representatives of industry, students, friends and family) got an entertaining insight into the world of corrosion and liquid-solid interfaces, supported by practical demonstrations.
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===== Building Bridges with Water Molecules ====== ===== Building Bridges with Water Molecules ======
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  * Our paper about water adsorption on Fe3O4(001) has been published in PNAS. We are particularly proud of this work it was a very complex problem and it took the best of our capabilities in imaging, spectroscopy and theory to unravel. In the picture you see on of the structures formed in which water molecules adsorb on the surface Fe cations, with additional molecules bridging the gaps in a periodic fashion.  Congratulations to all involved!   * Our paper about water adsorption on Fe3O4(001) has been published in PNAS. We are particularly proud of this work it was a very complex problem and it took the best of our capabilities in imaging, spectroscopy and theory to unravel. In the picture you see on of the structures formed in which water molecules adsorb on the surface Fe cations, with additional molecules bridging the gaps in a periodic fashion.  Congratulations to all involved!
-The paper can be found here: //“Water agglomerates on Fe3O4(001)”//[[http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/06/01/1801661115/tab-article-info|PNAS (2018)]] +The paper can be found here: //“Water agglomerates on Fe3O4(001)”//[[http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/06/01/1801661115/tab-article-info|PNAS (2018)]]\\
and the usual brilliant write up from Florian Aigner here: ////[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126038/|TU Wien News]]. and the usual brilliant write up from Florian Aigner here: ////[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126038/|TU Wien News]].
It was picked up by news media [[https://derstandard.at/2000082242390/Wiener-Physiker-beobachten-Wassermolekuele-beim-Brueckenbauen|der Standard]], [[https://www.news.at/a/wiener-physiker-schauen-wassermolekuelen-beim-brueckenbauen-zu-10160399|apa]] It was picked up by news media [[https://derstandard.at/2000082242390/Wiener-Physiker-beobachten-Wassermolekuele-beim-Brueckenbauen|der Standard]], [[https://www.news.at/a/wiener-physiker-schauen-wassermolekuelen-beim-brueckenbauen-zu-10160399|apa]]
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2018-June-26 2018-June-26
-* The founder and first director (1966 - 1987) of the IAP Institute [[:viehboeck:index|Prof. Franz Viehböck]] (already considerable 94 years old) participated today in the graduation ceremony of his granddaughter Carina, who successfully completed the Biomedical Engineering Master (and before that the Bachelor in Physics) at the TU Wien. The photo shows him together with his son Franz Viehböck (Austria's only "Austronaut" in space to date), his granddaughter Carina and the current director of the institute, Fritz Aumayr, who led the ceremony on behalf of our dean. +  * The founder and first director (1966 - 1987) of the IAP Institute [[:viehboeck:index|Prof. Franz Viehböck]] (already considerable 94 years old) participated today in the graduation ceremony of his granddaughter Carina, who successfully completed the Biomedical Engineering Master (and before that the Bachelor in Physics) at the TU Wien. The photo shows him together with his son Franz Viehböck (Austria's only "Austronaut" in space to date), his granddaughter Carina and the current director of the institute, Fritz Aumayr, who led the ceremony on behalf of our dean. 
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===== Christiana Hörbiger Prize for Janine!  ====== ===== Christiana Hörbiger Prize for Janine!  ======
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2018-June-25 2018-June-25
-* Janine Schwestka, member of the the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] of IAP, has received the Christiana HÖRBIGER Prize.  +  * Janine Schwestka, member of the the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] of IAP, has received the Christiana HÖRBIGER Prize. \\ The prize serves to promote the international mobility of young scientists. \\ Congratulations! 
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===== "Double Jackpot" for IAP at this year's Best Teaching Awards ===== ===== "Double Jackpot" for IAP at this year's Best Teaching Awards =====
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-* At today's teaching award ceremony, the institute cleared all available +  * At today's teaching award ceremony, the institute cleared all available prizes for the faculty of physics, leaving no chance for the other institutes. \\ The prize for "Best Teacher 2018" of the faculty of physics  went to Martin Müller, while the course "Grundlagen der Physik III" (Fundamentals of Physics III) taught 
-prizes for the faculty of physics, leaving no chance for the other institutes.  +by Fritz Aumayr and Martin Müller received the "Best Lecture Award 2018" of the Faculty of Physics, TU Wien.  The prize honors excellence in teaching and consists of a trophy, a certificate and 5000 euros to be spent on new teaching equipment. This year the prizes were awarded for the second time. Last year the institute had already received the Best Lecture award for the course "Grundlagen der Physik I". 
-The prize for  +
-"Best Teacher 2018" of the faculty of physics  went to Martin Müller, while the course "Grundlagen der Physik III"  +
-(Fundamentals of Physics III) taught +
-by Fritz Aumayr and Martin Müller received the "Best +
-Lecture Award 2018" of the Faculty of Physics, TU Wien.  The prize honors excellence  +
-in teaching and consists of a trophy, a certificate and 5000 +
-euros to be spent on new teaching equipment. This year the prizes were awarded for the second  +
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-the Best Lecture award for the course "Grundlagen der Physik I".  +
-[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126022/|Press +[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126022/|Press release of TU Wien (in German)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txkqkOpw98I|YouTube Video]]
-release of TU Wien (in German)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txkqkOpw98I|YouTube Video]] +
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===== Habilitation Martin Setvin ====== ===== Habilitation Martin Setvin ======
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  * Martin Setvin successfully defends his habilitation thesis.  He soon will receive the 'venia legendi', the right to teach  and to officially supervise students' bachelor, master, and PhD theses at TU Wien.  Congratulations!   * Martin Setvin successfully defends his habilitation thesis.  He soon will receive the 'venia legendi', the right to teach  and to officially supervise students' bachelor, master, and PhD theses at TU Wien.  Congratulations!
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===== The true power of the solar wind ====== ===== The true power of the solar wind ======
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-* The solar wind, a steady stream of mainly protons and few multiply charged heavier ions from the sun, causes significant erosion upon impact on the surface of atmosphere-less planets like Mercury or on the moon. In a recent paper Paul Szabo and co-workers now show that previous models of this process are incomplete. The effects of solar wind bombardment are in some cases much more drastic than previously thought. The role of solar wind constituents heavier than protons and in particular the role of the particles charge state has so far been underestimated. +  * The solar wind, a steady stream of mainly protons and few multiply charged heavier ions from the sun, causes significant erosion upon impact on the surface of atmosphere-less planets like Mercury or on the moon. In a recent paper Paul Szabo and co-workers now show that previous models of this process are incomplete. The effects of solar wind bombardment are in some cases much more drastic than previously thought. The role of solar wind constituents heavier than protons and in particular the role of the particles charge state has so far been underestimated.
[[https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2018.05.028|Link to original publication in Icarus]], [[https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2018.05.028|Link to original publication in Icarus]],
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[[https://futurezone.at/science/wiener-forscher-untersuchen-zerstoererische-kraft-von-sonnenwinden/400049543|futurezone.at]] [[https://futurezone.at/science/wiener-forscher-untersuchen-zerstoererische-kraft-von-sonnenwinden/400049543|futurezone.at]]
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===== Reinforcement for our administrative team ===== ===== Reinforcement for our administrative team =====
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  * Since May 2, 2018 Mrs. Gunhild Yasin has joined our secretary team. Welcome to IAP!   * Since May 2, 2018 Mrs. Gunhild Yasin has joined our secretary team. Welcome to IAP!
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-* As an indispensable part of our immune system, T cells protect us from the onslaught of bacteria and viruses and also from cancer. What happens on a molecular level when T cells detect suspicious activity in the body? In a recent paper, Mario Brameshuber and co-workers from the Biophysics group and from the Medical University of Vienna revealed that the immune receptors of T cells operate in unsuspected ways. While most opinion leaders in the field reasoned that T cell receptors must interact with one another for effective immune-signaling, the Viennese study shows:  T cell receptors act alone. The study has now been published in the journal “Nature Immunology”.+  * As an indispensable part of our immune system, T cells protect us from the onslaught of bacteria and viruses and also from cancer. What happens on a molecular level when T cells detect suspicious activity in the body? In a recent paper, Mario Brameshuber and co-workers from the Biophysics group and from the Medical University of Vienna revealed that the immune receptors of T cells operate in unsuspected ways. While most opinion leaders in the field reasoned that T cell receptors must interact with one another for effective immune-signaling, the Viennese study shows:  T cell receptors act alone. The study has now been published in the journal “Nature Immunology”.
[[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-018-0092-4|The article in Nature Immunology]]; Read-only [[https://rdcu.be/LGyF|link]] of publication. [[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-018-0092-4|The article in Nature Immunology]]; Read-only [[https://rdcu.be/LGyF|link]] of publication.
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TU Press release in [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125775/|English]] and [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125775/|German]] \\ TU Press release in [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125775/|English]] and [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125775/|German]] \\
Media coverage: [[https://derstandard.at/2000078055401/T-Zell-Rezeptoren-sind-Einzelkaempfer-keine-Teamplayer|derStandard]] ⋅ [[https://science.apa.at/site/natur_und_technik/detail?key=SCI_20180416_SCI39451352241785912|APA]] Media coverage: [[https://derstandard.at/2000078055401/T-Zell-Rezeptoren-sind-Einzelkaempfer-keine-Teamplayer|derStandard]] ⋅ [[https://science.apa.at/site/natur_und_technik/detail?key=SCI_20180416_SCI39451352241785912|APA]]
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===== "look! Business Award" for  Ille Gebeshuber  ====== ===== "look! Business Award" for  Ille Gebeshuber  ======
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-* For the fourth time, women with vision and courage to take risks have been awared with the "look! Business Award", women in management positions, founders and managers. Ille Gebeshuber was honored in the category "MINT Industries". The laudation was held by Karin Zipperer from ASFINAG, the sponsor of this category. Congratulations Ille!+  * For the fourth time, women with vision and courage to take risks have been awared with the "look! Business Award", women in management positions, founders and managers. Ille Gebeshuber was honored in the category "MINT Industries". The laudation was held by Karin Zipperer from ASFINAG, the sponsor of this category. Congratulations Ille!
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